The United States Billiard Association presents the 2018 USBA 3-Cushion National Championship. This year's event promises to be the best US tournament the billiard world has ever seen. Start with the $10,000 guaranteed additional money added to the tournament yielding the largest prize fund in USBA history! Add the fabulous Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson, Arizona who will once again host this magnificent event. Add the many additional events planned, including race to 5 mini tournaments with even more prize money to be won, and you have the makings of an exceptional 3-cushion billiard experience for all.

With the tournament open to the first 45 players to send in their entry, the best players in the nation are guaranteed to come out to battle for the title of National Champion! Expect previous champions including 8-time National title holder, Pedro Piedrabuena, 2016 champion, Hugo Patino, 2006 champion, Mazin Shooni, 2008 winner, Miguel Torres and many more of the nation's best to showcase their talent at this year’s championship tournament.

Interested in playing? Here are the tournament details:

Dates: May 28th – June 1st, 2018

Location: Casino Del Sol Resort (5655 W Valencia Rd. Tucson, AZ 85757)

Special Room Rate: Available until May 15th Call NOW! 1-855-765-7829 (Use Promo Code: USBA)

Entry: $500 entry fee / If you played in a qualifier $300 entry fee / All Former Champions are already entered. If you would like to enter, please make check payable to “USBA” and send to:

USBA c/o Andrew Jaquinto
401 Washington Avenue Ste 900
Towson, MD 21204

The 2018 USBA National Championship will start off the week with a BANG!

The player’s meeting and draw will begin at 8:00pm on Sunday, May 27th. While our tournament director, Dale Saunders, is putting together the flights and schedule, the USBA will have a "Race to 5 Points MINI-Tournament" with $370 added! Entry fee for the mini-tournament will be $40/player and open to 32 players. If the tournament fills up with 32 willing players and a purse of $1,650, the pay-outs would be as follows:

1st place - $500
2nd place - $350
3rd place - $250
4th place - $150
5th - 8th place - $100/each

Bright and Early...

Tournament Play begins Monday, May 28th, 2018 9:00am
All Players must be dressed to (dress code) standard in the tournament room at 8:45am for photographs and to give respect to our National Anthem.

Qualifier Rounds Format (Monday – Thursday)
Matches begin at 9:00am each morning
Race to 25
Round Robin - 5 Flights of 9 Players
Each player will play 2 matches a day (36 matches/day, 180 matches total)
The tournament director will do his best to rotate all players to play on all tables, however due to scheduling, it may not be possible.

Who Qualifies to move on to the Final Rounds?

Top 3 Players from each Flight, plus the next top 4th place player of the entire field based on 1) total wins, 2) points scored, 3) points against 4) best average.

Final Rounds (Friday, June 1st at 9:00am)

Don’t miss the excitement of the FINAL 16 players! All 16 players are in the money...the further they go, the more money they receive 
Race to 35
Final 16 in a Single – Elimination Seeded Bracket (20 matches)
All matches to be played out to determine place and pay-out
Shortly after the Final match is completed and we have our 2018 champion, Mazin Shooni, USBA president, will be hosting the awards ceremony and raffle!


Two 16-player single elimination tournaments each night; first player to 5 points advances. Entry per tournament is $25/each player. $100 added to each tournament, to make a $500 pot (with a full field of 16).
1st place - $300
2nd place - $150
3rd place - $25
4th place - $25

For more information or if you have questions, please contact Mazin Shooni (248) 910-4466 or .



Trinh Do emerged the winner in a 56 player field in the first USBA Amateur "B" Classic Tournament. Mercedes Gonazalez placed second. The event was held Jannuary 8-13 at the Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson Arizona.

NOTICE: Field expanded to 56 players -- NOW FULL!

The USBA Amateur B-Classic 3-Cushion Tournament will be held January 8-13, 2018 at the Casino Del Resort in Tucson, Arizona. The field is limited to 56 players and as of December 19th it is now full! No more open spots... although a last minute cancellation could of course come in. Click the "Read More" link below to see the official players list.

Very soon players and fans alike will get to see which "B" has the biggest sting!

Playing? Going to the event? CLICK TO MAKE A RESERVATION at the Casino Del Sol Resort. (Use money-saving reservations code: USBA.)

The official list of players, tournament format and daily schedule follows:

The very active Pacific North West Region billiard season came to a close with its final event of 2017. Tim Poole reports on the results of the Dick Takano Memorial Tournament where Ertan Tarhan led the B Division and Tim himself was on top in the C Division. Here's the complete report --

Minh Cam Ma (2nd from left next to Pedro Piedrabuena above) won the open tournament held at US Bida in Houston Texas November 17-19. The official players list for the tournament consisted of a total of 40 entrants. What was most exciting about the event was the entry of some of the top International players from Vietnam and Ecuador who traveled to Houston to play. All of the tournament details including players lists, charts, pictures and prize fund can be found in the gallery below.

The always anticipated Professor-Q-Ball Rushville Fall Tournament proved again why it is a "don't miss" event. Held October 13-15, the 2017 installment attracted 32 players who assembled to do battle. Emerging victorious was Mazin Shooni (right). Second was George Ashby (center). Third place went to Fred Lamers (left). Please enjoy the picture gallery and charts that follow.